There aren’t too many 2D sprite-based fighters on PSN (Xbox Live Arcade is a different story thanks to strong support from SNK Playmore). Recom will be providing some relief for PlayStation 3 combatants through the upcoming Dark Awake.
This 2D team-based fighter appears to be Taito’s 2004 Type X fighter Chaos Breaker, operating under its pre-release name. Recom apparently acquired the rights to the game and has decided to bring to to PS3 owners in download form.
Developed by Korean developer Eolith, Dark Awake has a fantasy theme, giving you access to a cast of 22 fighters that includes barbarians, dwarves and trolls. Players form a team from three characters and pick up weapons and items while facing off against an opponent.
The PSN version includes an arcade mode that mathces the arcade version, an online mode with ranking and friend match options, and a practice mode that lets you practice as your favorite character. Recom is also equipping the game with voice chat, Trophies, and the ability to directly register people you’ve fought as your friends.
Dark Awake will see PSN release this Summer at ¥2000.
Hopefully it comes to US PSN.
EDIT: Miss original link, sorry: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/06/07/dark_awake_psn/